PATH – Project Manager, Diagnostics.

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Project Manager, Diagnostics

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Job Description

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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

The Diagnostics Program (Dx) at PATH conducts research and development, technical evaluation, introduction, and technology transfer of low-cost, rapid, novel and easy to use diagnostic tests that are appropriate for use in developing country health systems.

The Dx team is seeking a Project Manager to contribute to department and division operations, business initiatives, and project management support for technical and health area programs. We are looking for a dynamic team player who works collaboratively and takes the initiative to drive forward project management of operations and program priorities. The Project Manager will work in close partnership with operations leads, shared services groups, and programmatic teams to ensure follow through on team commitments and lead the development of solutions to business challenges. The person in this role will be flexible and nimble to support donor-funded projects and new business development.

This position will be split between direct support to the Diagnostics department and division-level support to Programs and Innovation.


Project management and new business development support to Diagnostics projects (50%)

  • Develop and manage global, cross-functionally integrated project work plans, and associated implementation and control processes
  • Work closely with the project lead to manage the project plan, prioritize activities and resources across a global team, and advise on strategic project decision-making
  • Work in collaboration with the PATH Project Administrator to monitor project spending and provide input into budget priorities
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development of new grant proposals and budgets, ensuring a timely, collaborative, and efficient process. Lead proposal teams, managing day-to-day activities, timelines, team communications, and resources. Ensure technical and budget planning are consistent, competitive, compelling, and compliant with PATH and donor requirements.
  • Develop, implement, and manage systems to coordinate, track, analyze and communicate progress across multiple workstreams
  • Manage communication across internal and external stakeholders, lead virtual and in-person meetings with project team and stakeholders, and facilitate decision making among stakeholders and partners
  • Proactively drive high-quality project deliverables with partner organizations, understand dependencies and risks, identify, and track critical path items, and implement mitigation strategies in a constantly changing environment
  • Coordinate routine donor reporting and deliverable development and lead preparation for internal or donor meetings
  • Assist in the development of project communications for PATH leadership and donors. Collaborate closely with PATH Communications to develop regular and ad hoc project communications and for external audiences.
  • Contribute to the implementation of project management systems and tools. Serve as an active member of the Project Management Team

Divisional operations and communications (50%)

  • Develop and support proactive management of project schedules and workstreams
    • Work with global colleagues and facilitate collaboration between teams to develop solutions to business challenges and deliver operational improvements
    • Identify impediments in operational processes and drive steps to implement solutions
    • Work closely with the P&I management team to use and improve the effectiveness of project management tools, including Smartsheet
    • Support planning and facilitation of divisional meetings (all-staff, extended leadership, management team) and project-specific meetings
    • Lead divisional knowledge management efforts by managing regular updates on SharePoint site and maintaining organization of resource libraries
    • Coordinate and contribute to the drafting and finalization of divisional communications, presentations, and related materials (Standard Operating Procedures, Policies, Process Flows, Organizational Charts, etc.)
    • Takes clear and concise meeting notes, share action items, and follow up with stakeholders to ensure completion
    • Make a conscious effort to create an inclusive environment and discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to divisional priorities
    • Can surge out to other project teams to project manage priority work streams

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a focus in public health, business, nonprofit administration, or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 4 years of related project management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Demonstrated experience supporting proposal development required. Experience leading proposals and executing projects funded by a broad range of donors including, but not limited to NIH, UNITAID, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, FCDO, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience working on multi-country projects and/or with multiple partner organizations required
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and utilizing project management tools for project planning and implementation, risk management, and/or quality management
  • Experience working with international and developing country staff/collaborators and ability to interact culturally and diplomatically with diverse internal and external teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with and build strong relationships with senior staff, global colleagues, partner organizations, stakeholders, and others at all levels; able to synthesize and present information effectively to different audiences
  • Experience and confidence working in a dynamic environment with matrixed staff
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English, including proofreading and editing; ability to speak and write in a language other than English a plus
  • Proven ability to be impeccably organized in notetaking, document naming, file organization and documentation
  • Project management certification a plus
  • Budget management experience a plus
  • Experience in clinical study management and/or with a non-profit research organization a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (including Word, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in Smartsheet desired
  • Experience with Tableau, SharePoint, and Salesforce a plus
  • Ability to join international calls outside of business hours.
  • If applicable, willing, and able to travel an estimated 10% of the time

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:

PATH has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, interns, consultants, and temporary staff based in the United States. Individuals selected for job opportunities in the United States must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination status, upon hire. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Remote Working:

PATH continues to evolve to support our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, most of PATH’s US based positions are temporarily 100% remote, within commuting distance to our PATH offices. When PATH transitions more broadly to in-person work, we will operate with a hybrid workplace model. Hybrid employees must reside within commuting distance to one of our PATH offices. PATH’s US offices are in Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C.


PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.




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